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Costa’s Levels of Questioning. Preparing yourself for higher order thinking. Costa’s Levels of Questioning LEVEL 1. GATHERING: Answers come from the source Book Handout Notes Map (others). No thinking required – just point to the answer. Costa’s Levels of Questioning LEVEL 2.

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### Costa’s Levels of Questioning

Preparing yourself for higher order thinking

Costa’s Levels of QuestioningLEVEL 1

GATHERING:

Answers come from

the source

• Book
• Handout
• Notes
• Map
• (others)

No thinking required – just point to the answer

Costa’s Levels of QuestioningLEVEL 2

PROCESSING:

Answers come from

two places,

• Source
• Your Own Thinking
Costa’s Levels of QuestioningLEVEL 3

APPLYING:

You have to apply

information you were

given from the source.

This level is all on you

and your own

thinking!

(opinion questions)

You can literally point to the answer in the source

• Complete
• Name
• Observe
• Match
• Recite
• Select
• Scan
• Count
• Define
• Describe
• Identify
• List

If you have to compare/contrast two different things, or use your own thinking

• Compare
• Contrast
• Classify
• Sort
• Distinguish
• Reason
• Infer
• Sequence
• Analyze
• Synthesize

If the answer can only be found by your own thinking

• Evaluate
• Generalize
• Imagine
• Judge
• Predict
• Speculate
• If/then
• Hypothesize
• Forecast
Costa’s Levels of Questioningorganize IT…

Organize the words into the following categories:

Level 1 : Input

Level 2 : Process

Level 3 : Output

Define

Evaluate

Describe

Imagine

Classify

List

Apply

Explain (why?)

Distinguish

Costa’s Levels of Questioningpractice IT…

See if you can write some questions regarding the story of Cinderella:

Level 1 : Input

What are the names of the stepsisters?

Level 2 : Process

Compare and contrast Cinderella to one of her stepsisters.

Level 3 : Output

Identify the characteristics that make Cinderella’s stepsisters so undesirable to the prince.